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Olympic torch goes on first spacewalk - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

September 24, 2016

Olympic torch goes on first spacewalk

Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2013 9:38 pm

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — The Olympic torch relay for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, took an out-of-this-world detour Saturday.

The torch, which was launched to the International Space Station on Thursday, was taken on its first spacewalk by Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazanskiy early Saturday morning.

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